Qigong Gives You Magical Powers

by Marcus on August 10, 2011

Qigong Misconception #2: Practicing Qigong will give you mystical, magical powers.

Nope. Sorry. From my experience that’s just not true. Granted, at the time of writing I only have 16 years or so of experience gained from 2 different schools of Qigong. So I’m happy to be proven wrong on this.

There is nothing magical about a Qigong practitioners ability to overcome a so called ‘incurable’ disease through regular daily practice of the material they have been taught by a good Qigong teacher.

Such feats are commonly documented.

Since I first encountered Qigong back in 1993, I have heard some pretty tall tales been told about the abilities of certain Qigong masters and the experiences of many students.

But I personally have not witnessed anything that makes me think that the practice of Qigong leads to the accumulation of magical powers like you see in the films.

I remain open minded about this (and hopeful) but I maintain a healthy skepticism too.

As the Buddha reminds us:

“Don’t believe me, don’t believe anybody, don’t accept anything based on tradition. Don’t believe anything based on the fact that your community believes this or your country believes this or the people that you are around believe this.”

Believe what you know to be true from your own direct experience. Accept no substitutes.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Sasaki August 15, 2011 at 6:57 am

But you have written about transmitting chi thousand miles away, and your teacher claims that he can move clouds ? Hmm, what is this ?


Marcus August 15, 2011 at 9:11 am

Hi Sasaki,

It all depends on how you define ‘Magical powers’.

The ability to overcome so called ‘incurable’ diseases, the ability to stay happy and healthy in spite of what turns up on your doorstep – are normal in Qigong.

If you understand the 4 vital concepts of Qi then you’ll understand why, from the Qigong point of view Qigong Distant Energy Healing is not a magical power.

As for Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit ‘moving clouds’ I would advise anybody interested in this to read his own words which you can find here: http://www.shaolin.org/answers/ans98b/dec98-2.html




Sasaki August 15, 2011 at 12:41 pm

Thank you for your answer! My Sempai in karate would kill me if he knew that I was interested in these things. All the best/Sasaki


Marcus August 17, 2011 at 10:24 am

Yeah, I know. I’ve been there.

Kindest regards



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